Near the River Path lies one of Ipswich’s best kept secrets. The Station Hotel Pub might be easily overlooked by locals and visitors rushing to and from their trains at the station, but that would be a grave mistake. While they do operate as a hotel, they’re also home to one of the top restaurants in Ipswich for relaxed family-style dining, serving a host of crowd-pleasing classics.
As places to dine out in Ipswich go, The Station Hotel couldn’t be more central. Weary locals and commuters need only walk across the road to find hearty British classics in their restaurant, which is open to the public. And just beyond lies Sailmakers Shopping Centre, Arras Square, Christchurch Mansion and Wolsey Art Gallery, meaning it’s perfect for travellers that fancy making the most of a day out.
The Station Hotel Pub is one of the more modern examples of Ipswich restaurants that double as pubs. Wooden flooring and traditional bar furniture nod the past while its clean décor and on-trend metal light fixtures make it feel fresh and modern. There’s also plenty of room for everyone, with large cosy booths, benches and sofas to settle into.
Whether guests are looking for a quick nibble or want to sate their big appetites, they’ll be sorted at The Station Hotel. They go a step further than most British restaurants, taking inspiration from beyond Blighty. In fact, they’ve been known to serve chicken tikka masala, lasagne and southern fried chicken sarnies alongside familiar favourites such as bangers and mash, jacket potatoes and steak pie.
For the best in British classics and warm hospitality, a meal at The Station Hotel should do the trick. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can enjoy exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to treat themselves to another pint or two, a starter or pudding.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.